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USER’S MANUAL
Omnidirectional Microphones
Type
4003
Type
4006
Included in kit solutions
Type
3529-A
Type
3530-A
CONTENTS
Technical Description
Full Specifications
Care of Microphone
Service and Repair
Warranty
CE Standard
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TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
The cartridge
Types 4003 and 4006 are omnidirectional (pressure) microphones
that use a 16mm diameter prepolarized condenser cartridge. The
diaphragm is a nickel foil which has been coated with an ultra-thin
polymer layer for optimum corrosion resistance. The microphone
housing is of German silver, an alloy with a high content of nickel to
match the stable thermal qualities of the diaphragm. The cartridge
has low self noise (typical 15dB(A) re. 20µPa) and high sensitivity
(4003: 40mV/Pa and 4006: 10mV/Pa). For optimum stability the
microphone cartridges have undergone a special pre-aging process
which stabilizes all tensions in the materials as well as the polarization voltage.
The preamplifiers
Types 4003 and 4006 are acoustically identical, but differ in their
preamplifier powering system. The 4003 is powered with 130V via
the HMA4000 High-Voltage Microphone Amplifier and has a modified 4-pin XLR-connector (see Fig. 1 for pin designation). This special
powering system enables the microphone preamplifier to handle
approximately 10dB higher SPL than similar microphone types powered through conventional P48 systems (4003: 154dB SPL peak
and 4006: 143dB SPL peak).
Furthermore the 4003 together with the HMA4000 is a totally
transformerless system and therefore has an extended low-frequency handling capability (10Hz to 20kHz ± 2dB). The 4006 is powered via a standard P48 system and is equipped with a standard 3pin XLR-connector (see Fig. 2 for pin designation). Types 4003 and
4006 use state of the art low-noise preamplifier technology. The
preamplifiers are driven with unity gain to keep noise as low as possible.
All microphones come with an individual calibration chart of the self
noise, sensitivity and the individual frequency response.
Ground
4
1
Signal
3
2
130 V DC
Preamplifier Supply
Fig. 1. External view of the output socket of the Type 4003.
Important:
The microphone will only operate within it's specifications if
powered correctly.
Ground
2
1
Signal +
3
Signal -
Fig. 2. External view of the output socket of the Type 4006.
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The Near-field Grid
Acoustic Pressure Equalizers
The Near-field Grid DD0251 on the microphone cartridge is
designed to have a linear on-axis frequency response for near-field
applications (see Fig. 3 for frequency responses measured with the
Near-field Grid). The grid is factory mounted but can be exchanged
with the DD0297 Diffuse-field Grid or the UA0777 Nose Cone.
Please be extremely careful not to touch the exposed diaphragm
when changing the grids.
Available as optional acoustical attachments are also the APEs –
Acoustic Pressure Equalizers. The APEs use diffraction to passively
modify the sound field near the microphone diaphragm, thus
changing the microphone’s frequency response and, in particular,
the polar response (see Fig. 11 and Fig. 12) without adding any electrical noise to the recording. The size and shape of the APE determines the acoustical changes of the microphone. The APEs are precision made from a special compact nylon material and will only fit
the Types 4003 and 4006 fitted with the standard Nearfield Grid
DD0251. There are four different APEs in the range: L30B is a
Ø30mm ball-shaped APE marked with a blue dot, L40B is a Ø40mm
ball-shaped APE marked with a green dot, L50B is a Ø50mm ballshaped APE marked with a red dot and the L110C is a cylindershaped APE, 110mm long and marked with a yellow dot. The APEs
can be obtained as single units or in two different equalizer kits:
APE L4 contains 4 different APEs and APE L8 contains 2x4 different APEs. See Fig. 14 for how to mount the APEs on the microphone.
The Diffuse-field Grid
The Diffuse-field Grid DD0297 is supplied as standard. It is
designed for diffuse-field recordings, or recordings in the far field.
The grid gives a high-frequency boost on-axis of 6dB around 15kHz
(see Fig. 4) without adding noise to the recording. This boost gives
a linear diffuse-field (far field) response up to 15kHz.
The Nose Cone
The Nose Cone UA0777 is available as an optional accessory . As
with the Diffuse-field Grid DD0297, the Nose Cone is simply
screwed onto the microphone cartridge in place of the Nearfield
Grid DD0251. When fitted, the Nose Cone gives the microphone a
true omnidirectional response even at high frequencies (see Fig. 7)
and a linear diffuse-field response (see Fig. 5). These qualities are
useful at any distance for an even tonal balance of sound arriving
at all angles of incidence, e.g. room reverberation or several sound
sources placed around the microphone. The diaphragm is placed in
a slot behind the solid cone and sound waves only have access to
the diaphragm through the side of the Nose Cone. This way the
Nose Cone prevents an on-axis, high frequency sound pressure
build-up on the microphone, which is the reason for normal flat
fronted omnidirectional microphones becoming more and more
directional for higher frequencies. There is, however, a slight high
frequency boost on axis.
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The Passive Connection Converter
The PCC4000 Passive Connection Converter is an optional accessory that makes it possible to run High-Voltage Microphones on standard 48V phantom power with reduced microphone specs. The
maximum reduction of the microphone SPL handling capability will
be 13dB and it is possible to drive up to 100m of cable with the
PCC4000 with the same specifications. Like the High-Voltage
Microphones the PCC4000 is transformerless. The input connector
is a modified 4-pin female XLR for connection directly to the microphone. The output is a standard 3-pin male XLR-connector for connection to standard cables.
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25
dB
20
25
dB
20
On-axis
15
5
0
10
15
10
10
5 dB
20 Hz
5
Diffuse
50
100
200
500 1 kHz
2
5
10
20
40 D A B CLin.
Fig. 3. On-axis and diffuse-field responses of Types 4003 and 4006
with the Near-field Grid DD0251 fitted.
25
dB
20
On-axis
0
10
Diffuse
5 dB
20 Hz
50
100
200
500
1 kHz
2
5
10
20
40 D A B C Lin.
Fig. 5. Diffuse-field response of Types 4003 and 4006 with Nose
Cones UA0777 fitted.
5 dB
15
Diffuse
10
5
0
10
5 dB
20 kHz
15 kHz
20 Hz 50
100
200
500 1 kHz
2
5
10
20
40 D A B CLin.
10 kHz
5 kHz
1 kHz
Fig. 4. On-axis and diffuse-field responses of Types 4003 and 4006
with the Diffuse-field Grid DD0297 fitted.
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Fig. 6. Directional characteristics of Types 4003 and 4006 with
Near-field Grid DD0251 fitted.
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dB
10 dB
10
18 kHz
20 kHz
10 kHz
8 kHz
4 kHz
14 kHz
10 dB
Amplitude
20
1 kHz
30
40
50
Phase
60
90°
70
20 Hz
2 HZ
80
0
Fig. 7. Normalised directional characteristics of Types 4003 and
4006 with Nose Cone UA0777 fitted.
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Fig. 9. On-axis low frequency amplitude and phase response of
Types 4003 and 4006.
dB
30
10
Amplitude
CCIR 468-1
dB SPL
10 dB
20
20
A-weighted
30
10
40
Phase
0
50
90∞
60
-10
70
5 kHZ
50 kHz
80
Fig. 8. On-axis amplitude and phase responses of Types 4003 and
4006 plotted using a linear frequency axis for evaluation of the
phase response.
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-20
200 Hz
2 kHz
20 kHz
Fig. 10. Typical third-octave inherent-noise spectrum of Type 4006.
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10
25 dB
5
5 dB
25 dB
20 dB
On-axis
0
20 dB
15 dB
20
kHz
-5
5 dB
16
kHz
-10
100
200
500
1 kHz
2
4
5
8
10 12
16 20
15 dB
20
kHz
10 dB
40
10
kHz
10 dB
5 dB
16
kHz
0
0
10
kHz
5
kHz
5
kHz
1
kHz
10
1
kHz
5
5 dB
On-axis
0
-5
-10
100
200
500
1 kHz
2
4
5
8
10 12
16 20
40
25 dB
25 dB
20 dB
20 dB
15 dB
5 dB
16
kHz
10
15 dB
20
kHz
10 dB
10 dB
5 dB
16
kHz
0
0
20
kHz
5
10
kHz
On-axis
5 dB
0
5 kHz
5
kHz
-5
10
kHz
-10
100
200
500
1 kHz
2
4
5
8
10 12
16 20
40
1 kHz
1
kHz
Fig. 12. Directional characteristics of APE L30B (top left), APE
L40B, (top right), APE L50B and APE L110C.
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5
5 dB
On-axis
0
-5
-10
100
200
500
1 kHz
2
4
5
8
10 12
16 20
40
Fig. 11. Response characteristics of APE L30B (top), APE L40B,
APE L50B and APE L110C.
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FULL SPECIFICATIONS:
Cartridge type:
Pre-polarized condenser Type MM0042
Principle of operation:
Pressure
Power supply:
4003: HMA4000 for 130V or PCC4000 for P48
4006: Phantom P48
Frequency range:
4003: On-axis: 10Hz - 20kHz ±2dB
4006: On-axis: 20Hz - 20kHz ±2dB up to 124dB peak
Phase response:
Phase matching between any two microphones: ±10° (See Fig. 8
and 9)
Directional characteristics:
Omnidirectional
Sensitivity:
4003: Nominally 40mV/Pa; -27dB re. 1V/Pa unloaded (at 250Hz)
4006: Nominally 10mV/Pa; -40dB re. 1V/Pa unloaded (at 250Hz)
Equivalent noise level A-weighted:
Typ. 15dB(A) re. 20µPa (max. 17dB(A))
Equivalent noise level CCIR 468-1:
Typ. 27dB (max. 29dB)
Max SPL:
4003: 154dB SPL peak (f< 4kHz) before clipping
4003: 151dB SPL peak (f< 14kHz) before clipping
4006: 143dB SPL peak (f > 200Hz) before clipping
Output impedance:
<75 Ohm
Cable drive capability:
4003: With HMA4000: Up to 300m
4003: With PCC4000: Up to 100m
4006: Up to 300m
Polarity:
4003: Positively increasing sound pressure produces positivegoing voltage at pin 4. Pin 1: Ground, Pin 2: Not used, Pin 3: 130 V
DC preamplifier supply, Pin 4: Signal. (See Fig. 1)
4006: Positively increasing sound pressure produces posi
tive-going voltage at pin 2. Pin 1: Ground, Pin 2: Signal +,
Pin 3: Signal return. (See Fig. 2)
Difference frequency distortion:
(DF2, DF3, Df = 80Hz) <1% at 135dB SPL peak
Temperature coefficient:
-0,025dB/°C at 25°C, 1013 hPa, 250Hz
Static pressure coefficient:
-0,002dB/hPa at 25°C, 1013 hPa, 250Hz
Influence of vibration:
64dB equivalent SPL for 1m/s2 in direction of greatest
sensitivity
Influence of magnetic field:
45dB equivalent SPL for 80A/m, 50Hz in direction of
greatest sensitivity
Operating temperature range:
-10 to +70°C (+14 to 158°F)
Total Harmonic Distortion:
129 dB SPL peak (<0.5% THD)
135 dB SPL peak (<1% THD)
PREAMPLIFIER:
Frequency range:
DIMENSIONS:
Microphone length: 165mm
Microphone diameter: 19mm
Capsule diameter: 16mm
Weight: 150g
4003: 20Hz to 50kHz ±0.2dB, 5Hz to 150kHz -3dB
4006: 20Hz to 40kHz ±1dB
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FOR USE WITH MICROPHONE AMPLIFIER
HMA4000 Hi-Voltage Microphone Amplifier, 2 ch.
ACCESSORIES INCLUDED
AO0182
DAO0130
DAO0131
KE3530
P48 Microphone Cable, 5m
130V Microphone Cable, 5m (Type HMA4000)
130V Microphone Cable, 10m (Type HMA4000)
Briefcase with foam insert for 3529-A/3530-A
Shock Mount Rubbers
Holders
UA0639
Cables and Cases
Microphone Clip
DDS0731
Rubber Mount 19mm, Medium Soft
Acoustic Equalizers and Windscreens
DD0251
DD0297
UA0638
Near-field Grid, Silver
Diffuse-field Grid, Black
Windscreen for Ø16mm Microphone
ACCESSORIES AVAILABLE
Converters
HTP4000 Converter: 130V to P48
PCC4000 Passive Connection Converter: P48 to 130V
PPC4000 Phantom Power Checker
Holders
UA0836
UA0837
UA0897
UA0639
UA0961
RSM4000
DUA0019
TB4000
Stereo Boom with Holders
Stereo Boom excluding Holders
Shock Mount
Microphone Clip
Microphone Holder
Shock Mount for Windjammer
Spacer for Stereo Boom, 19mm (0.75in)
Table Base
Acoustic Ezualizers and Windscreens
DUA0090
UA0777
APE L4
APE L8
L110C
L30B
L40B
L50B
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3529-A : A-B STEREO KIT, W. ATTACHMENTS 130V
3530-A : A-B STEREO KIT, W. ATTACHMENTS 48V
From acoustic soloist to full orchestra, these A-B Stereo Kits are
the ultimate portable solution for making sharply focused, realistically ambient stereo recordings.
Each kit consists of a pair of carefully matched microphones, the
complete selection of acoustic modification accessories, windscreens and a compact stereo boom for floor or ceiling mounting.
The 3529-A uses the DPA preamp included. This allows a completely transformerless signal path and high voltage powering. Both sets
are delivered in an attractively fitted Samsonite© carrying case.
The specially selected microphones are matched within 1dB on
both frequency range, sensitivity and self noise.
Pop-filter
Nose Cone
Acoustic Modification Kit, Mono
Acoustic Modification Kit, Stereo
Acoustic Pressure Eq., 110mm Cylinder
Acoustic Pressure Equalizer, 30mm Ball
Acoustic Pressure Equalizer, 40mm Ball
Acoustic Pressure Equalizer, 50mm Ball
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3529-A AND 3530-A KITS INCLUDE
CARE OF MICROPHONE
2 x 4006
It is important to bear in mind the following points with regards to
mounting, microphone care and the use of accessories:
Omnidirectional Microphone, P48, matched (3530-A)
or
2 x 4003
Omnidirectional Microphone, 130V, matched (3529-A)
UA0836
Stereo Boom with Holders
2 x DD0251 Near-field Grid, Silver
2 x DD0297 Diffuse-field Grid, Black
2 x UA0777 Nose Cone
2 x UA0638 Windscreen for Ø16mm (0.63in) Microphone
2 x L110C
Acoustic Pressure Equaliser, 110mm (4.33in) Cylinder
2 x L30B
Acoustic Pressure Equaliser, 30mm (1.18in) Ball
2 x L40B
Acoustic Pressure Equaliser, 40mm (1.57in) Ball
2 x L50B
Acoustic Pressure Equaliser, 50mm (1.97in) Ball
2 x DAO0130 130V Microphone Cable, 5m (16.4ft) (3529-A)
HMA4000
Hi-Voltage Microphone Amplifier, 2 channel (3529-A)
The microphone cartridge is tightly secured to the main body housing, and no attempt should be made to remove it. If a replacement
cartridge is required, contact your local DPA Microphones representative.
Types 4003 and 4006 are supplied with an additional Diffusefield
Grid DD0297 (see “Technical Description” and “Full Specifications”).
On delivery, the normal protection grid is screwed on to the cartridge housing and normal finger torque is required to remove it. Do
not try to unscrew or tighten the protection grids with any kinds of
tools as both surface and thread might be damaged.
Use of windscreen is recommended when microphones are used in
dirty or dusty environments.
When not in use, the microphone should be disconnected and kept
in the case supplied.
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USE OF ACOUSTIC PRESSURE EQUALIZERS
Acoustic Pressure Equalizers are only to be used with the standard
silver protection grid DD0251.
Do not thouch
the diaphragm
Do not try to fit APEs on Nose Cone UA0777.
The microphone must be inserted into the APE from the hole opposite to the O-ring. Push the microphone through the hole gently;
apply a small amount of force when the microphone passes the Oring and is locked. Never turn the microphone or the APE, since this
may cause a tightening or loosening of the grid. When positioned
correctly, the APE is flush with the diaphragm.
During insertion of the microphone do not place a finger or a palm
across the hole, as air confined in the hole may cause the
diaphragm to crack.
Fig. 13. Be careful to avoid any contact with the diaphragm.
When changing grids, be very careful to avoid any contact with the
diaphragm. Over time a visible dust layer can build up on the
diaphragm. Since the mass added is extremely small and the influence on the frequency response is negligible, the dust will not
change the characteristics of the microphone. Therefore cleaning
the diaphragm is not necessary and should not be attempted.
When dismounting the APE, use a thumb to press it off. Never turn
the microphone or the APE.
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2
3
1. Correct direction for
mounting and dismount
ing APE’s.
2. The APE must be positioned so that it is flush
with the diaphragm.
3. To avoid separation of
the microphone or tight
ening of the grid, do not
turn the microphone.
Fig. 14. Correct mounting and dismounting of APEs.
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SERVICE & REPAIR
Products from DPA Microphones are extremely stable and there
should not be any significant change in the specifications with time
and use. If, however, you are not totally satisfied with the characteristics exhibited by these products, contact your nearest DPA
Microphones representative for further details of service and the
repair facilities that are available. DPA Microphones has a maximum
seven working days in-house service policy, usually ensuring that no
more than seven working days will elapse from the day we receive
the item for service to the day we are ready to return it to you.
Please contact DPA Microphones for your nearest representative on
Tel: +45 48 14 28 28
Fax: +45 48 14 27 00.
You can also get in touch with DPA Microphones via the internet
using e-mail info@dpamicrophones.com
Visit our website at www.dpamicrophones.com
WARRANTY
All products from DPA Microphones are covered by a two-year limited warranty on both mechanical functionality and documented
specifications as long as the items are not mistreated, abused or
modified in any way. In case of a warranty claim, your invoice is your
warranty registration.
CE STANDARD
The CE-mark guarantees all products conform with relevant standards approved by the European Community. The products
described in this User’s Manual comply with current relevant standards when used with cables from DPA Microphones.
EMC Directive: 89/336/EEC, amended by 92/31/EEC and
93/68/EEC. Low Voltage Directive: 73/23/EEC, amended by
93/68/EEC
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